Movies: First Screening

The world's first film poster, for 1895's L'Arroseur arrosé

The world’s first film poster, for 1895’s L’Arroseur arrosé

Today in 1895, Auguste and Louis Lumières held their first private screening of projected motion pictures. Who’s Who in Victorian Cinema: “The Cinématographe (a name used earlier by experimenter Bouly) gave its first public presentation in Paris, to the Société d’Encouragement de l’Industrie Nationale, on 22 March 1895. Only one film was available, La Sortie des Usines Lumière (Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory–see below), shot by Louis.”

See here for the first public screening

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